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Angel's Closet

Director: Gilbert Portela

Mailing address: 228 Hunting Ridge Rd, Roanoke Rapids NC  27870

 

Thrift Store address: 

at the intersection of Hwy 158 and Roanoke Avenue

 

Ministry phone: (252) 326.3236

 

Angel's Closet is an ecumenical ministry founded in December 2005 by retired high school teachers and the husband & wife team, Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Portela.  The ministry focuses on the needs of children in the school system.  Funding raised through the thrift store has filled numerous needs such as:

 

* Giving school supplies to hundreds of children at the beginning of their school year

 

* $1000 college scholarships awarded to 10 graduating seniors with a desire to further their education

 

* 800 classroom field trips to ensure that children would not be denied this learning experience with their classmates

 

* Providing Cap & Gown rentals for graduating seniors who cannot afford one

 

* Providing Boys & Girls Club annual membership scholarships

 

* Assisting over 1700 families with household goods, clothing, etc.